Meanwhile, the fall turkey harvest was about average this year.
There are multiple game birds and waterfowl worth pursuing for Pennsylvania hunters during their time away from work and school.
Archery season is open across New York and hunters couldn’t be happier. With the exception of a mid-October warm-up, the weather has been much cooler this year compared to the past two early archery seasons. Encouraging, to say the least, when considering a morning or evening in a tree stand or ground blind. In the Northern Zone, the early muzzleloading…
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR recently announced the winners of the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Eighteen wildlife artists submitted a total of 24 pieces of artwork for the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest. Judging was held on July 20 at the Natural Resources Building in Madison. The judges…
Should the DEC’s Summer Sighting Survey confirm the writer’s observations, the low poult numbers this year will mean fewer jakes on the landscape next spring, and even more importantly, fewer 2-year-old longbeards in the spring of 2020.
I whined about cabin fever a couple months ago, and I’m sorry to say that my outdoor drought continues – in most respects. In May, I wrote to say I hoped I’d soon be telling you about enjoying wild turkey on the grill or pulling fish into the boat. Well, as of the first day of summer, the boat has…
Preliminary data on the state DNR website shows hunters killed 38,886 wild turkeys, about 4,500 fewer than last year.
Sightings can be submitted on website.
Has Wisconsin’s change to electronic registration resulted in lower reporting by deer and turkey hunters?
Harvest third highest on record, thanks likely in large part to a localized condition that happens only once every 17 years.
That’s up more than 1,500 birds from last year.
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Turkey hunters reported harvesting 11,700 Iowa birds this spring, which is 100 birds fewer than were harvested in 2017. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 20. Hunters purchased nearly 50,000 spring turkey tags. Hunters can help the DNR with its annual population estimates by reporting all turkeys seen…
Hunters enjoy a textbook turkey hunt on a foggy Michigan morning.
I sat against the base of a large hemlock last Monday. To my front was a wide limb of another hemlock that had broken off and fallen long ago, its desiccated short branches along the main stem providing perfect cover in all directions. I was spring gobbler hunting in the vastness of Tioga County, but it was different from any…
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season.
Hunters took only 13,500 turkeys during the 2018 spring season, well behind the 2017 harvest of 15,720.
When the morning sit doesn’t pan out and you have room to roam, scale down the gear and give mobile hunting a try. It’s a great way to find birds and get a little exercise to boot.
Ask any turkey hunter what’s the toughest turkey to hunt and you’ll most likely get a variety of answers. Nobody’s asked, but I’ll volunteer my opinion anyway. For me it’s the strutting tom in a field. Turkeys are likely to be seen in farm fields or other open areas for a number of reasons. First, on warm days there are plenty…
We’ve pretty much arrived at that point in the spring gobbler season where it’s easy to come up with an excuse to turn off the 3:30 or 4 a.m. alarm and go back to sleep. It’s too windy, too rainy, too cold, the gobblers are done pursuing hens, and it’s too anything. It’s easy to shut it down for a season. If…
Cicada hatch two years ago credited with bump.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
Ohio hunters checked 10,415 wild turkeys during the first week of the wild turkey hunting season, up from 10,293 in 2017.
Every turkey hunter dreams of a textbook spring gobbler hunt. And when they do occasionally happen (for some it’s more occasional than others) we’re on top of the world. When you pull one off on a woodland or a mountain gobbler, it’s even more rewarding. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about hunting timberland gobblers, and the often-advised technique is…
And toe tracks along muddy trails or other soft areas can be good indicators of turkeys, as well as fresh droppings, and they’re just as good as a gobble for betraying silent toms.